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  • Reminder: Webinar next Tuesday on Open Badging! « NASDCTEc Blog
    Jobs and the Economy College and Career Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Achieving Excellence in the New School Year Union County Academy for Performing Arts Introducing Dwight Johnson State Director of Idaho Reminder Webinar next Tuesday on Open Badging Next Tuesday October 7 1 pm ET NASDCTEc and NOCTI will be hosting a webinar on Badging 101 The What The Why The How This webinar will explore what badges are why they are emerging as a major innovation in education both in and outside the classroom and how they are being implemented in a variety of settings including through a recent multi site pilot There will be a wealth of knowledge shared so this webinar is not to be missed Speakers include Jade Forester Marketing Community Manager Badge Alliance John Foster CEO NOCTI and NBS Marie Perotti Project Coordinator CTE TEACH Colton Redlands Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program Russ Weikle State CTE Director California Department of Education Register here today Tags competency based education credentials This entry was posted on Friday October 3rd 2014 at 8 31 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Announcements Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6 November 2015

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Badging 101 « NASDCTEc Blog
    Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Five Reasons to Attend NASDCTEC s 2014 Fall Meeting CTE Research Review Upcoming Webinar Badging 101 Sometimes called the next disrupter in education open badges offer an innovative platform for recognizing and displaying a students competency demonstrated either inside or outside the traditional classroom Yet questions remain about how badges work at the institution and state level how they can be folded into existing education systems and what it takes to ensure their quality reliability and validity On Tuesday October 7 1 pm ET join NASDCTEc and NOCTI for Badging 101 The What The Why The How which will dig into some of these tough questions and explore open badges from national state and local perspectives Speakers include Jade Forester Marketing Community Manager Badge Alliance John Foster CEO NOCTI and NBS Marie Perotti Project Coordinator CTE TEACH Colton Redlands Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program Russ Weikle State CTE Director California Department of Education Register here today Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director Tags competency based education credentials This entry was posted on Monday August 25th 2014 at 2 36 pm and is filed under NASDCTEc Announcements Webinars You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016

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  • CLASP Discussion Paper Calls for a Conversation on the Nation’s “Credentialing Ecosystem” « NASDCTEc Blog
    Finance Committee Witnessing Excellence in CTE West Mec Aviation Program Witnessing Excellence in CTE Metro Tech High School CLASP Discussion Paper Calls for a Conversation on the Nation s Credentialing Ecosystem Earlier this month the Center for Law and Social Policy CLASP released a discussion paper calling for a national conversation on the nation s often fragmented credentialing ecosystem an expression the author uses to define the decentralized nature of the country s credentialing marketplace Written by Evelyn Ganzglass the paper urges key stakeholders in the postsecondary education and workforce communities to thoughtfully reevaluate and improve the transparency utility trust and portability of credentials currently available to individuals for use in the labor market The paper goes on to call for a large scale expansion of the use of credentials that recognize an individual s competencies regardless of means of acquisition to improve employer competitiveness reduce skill shortages expand career advancement opportunities for workers reduce time to credential for workers and students and improve returns of accredited credentialing systems relative to costs It highlights the overly complex landscape of the current credentialing marketplace the widespread lack of transparency within it and goes on to outline the contours of a credible alternative to this current framework by emphasizing the importance of an individual s competencies rather than the amount of seat time needed for attainment Ultimately the paper argues that using competency as the basis for credentials would create a transparent student centered approach to credentialing This overarching recommendation along with many other important findings was endorsed by a number of signatories including the Workforce Data Quality Campaign of which NASDCTEc is a national partner The full paper and a list of supporters can be found here Steve Voytek Government Relations Associate Tags credentials This entry was posted on Monday May

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10475 (2016-01-08)
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  • Job training « NASDCTEc Blog
    creation effort yet our nation s investments in the skills of its people are at risk Non defense discretionary programs including education and workforce programs face at least 55 billion in funding cuts as of January 2013 due to the Budget Control Act and efforts to protect funding for defense programs could double the size of these cuts Key policymakers have even proposed eliminating dozens of federal workforce programs It is critically important that we help policymakers understand why investments in CTE and workforce development programs are important and how these investments impact their local communities Participate in Workforce Wednesdays by taking action it can be as simple as calling your Senators or Representative or even better arranging a site visit but just take action on one or more Wednesdays during the month of August Stand united with NASDCTEc and the Campaign to Invest in America s Workforce in support of adequate funding for CTE adult education and workforce training programs Members of Congress will be in their home districts during the month of August Contact your Senators and Representative today to arrange an in district meeting a site visit or engage in a direct conversation with in district staff to let them know where you stand on funding for CTE and training programs Or let your local community know why these investments matter by submitting an op ed or letter to the Editor to your local paper What you do isn t as important as that you do something so take action as part of Workforce Wednesdays in August RESOURCES Find Your Members of Congress Advocacy Tip Sheet FY13 Funding Request Sheet Leave Behinds and One Pagers By Nancy in Public Policy Tags advocacy Congress funding Job training Perkins Public Policy WIA workforce Court Strikes Down Portion of Gainful Employment Regulations Tuesday July 3rd 2012 The U S District Court for the District of Columbia has vacated part of the U S Department of Education s gainful employment regulations related to the debt repayment measure Under the regulations career training programs that receive federal financial aid must show that they prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation One measure schools were asked to use to show this was that 35 percent of their graduates are repaying their loans The court ruled that 35 percent is arbitrary and capricious and not based on any expert study or industry standard While the court ruled that the Department had the authority to issue gainful employment regulations they will now have to reexamine their benchmarks for loan repayment rates The court also struck down other provisions of the regulations including one that requires institutions to get approval from the U S Education Department before offering new career training programs Meanwhile the court upheld reporting requirements related to program costs on time graduation rates placement rates and median loan debt Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Public Policy Tags accountability community colleges Data Job training postsecondary Public Policy Legislative Update House Committee Passes WIA Reauth Bill Friday June 8th 2012 The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a markup of H R 4297 the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 yesterday The bill represents large scale changes to the current WIA program The bill was approved by a party line vote of 23 to 15 There is no word on when the bill will go to the floor The bill proposes to consolidate approximately 30 existing workforce and training programs into a single flexible Workforce Investment Fund and it would give Governors the power to consolidate even more programs under a unified state plan The bill would also require states and locals to use common performance measures for all workforce development programs As we previously reported an earlier bill introduced by Rep Virginia Foxx NC which was merged into H R 4297 allowed states to submit a unified state plan encompassing two or more job training and related programs including both Perkins secondary and postsecondary programs Under Foxx s bill Perkins funds would have been eligible to be consolidated into a Workforce Investment Fund and used for workforce activities After hearing from the CTE community new language was added to the Workforce Investment Improvement Act that singles out Perkins as one program whose funds cannot be consolidated into the Workforce Investment Fund The Workforce Investment Improvement Act also proposes changes to the Job Corps program to ensure that CTE and job training offered under that program is focused on in demand occupations and that disadvantaged youth receive a regular high school diploma and or a postsecondary credential that prepares them for employment Democrats on the Committee are not supportive of the bill and offered a substitute bill as an amendment Their bill focused on career pathways in high demand industries that lead to industry recognized credentials and postsecondary attainment It would also expand the role of community colleges in job training The Democrats amendment was voted down along party lines A summary of H R 4297 can be found here Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Tags accountability career pathways community colleges Congress credentials federal legislation Job training Legislation postsecondary Public Policy WIA workforce youth employment Grant Competition Focused on Advanced Manufacturing Now Open Tuesday June 5th 2012 Last week the Obama administration announced a new 26 million grant competition the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge designed to support advanced manufacturing and stimulate economic growth Proposals should show how applicants will help grow a region s industry clusters by strengthening connections to regional economic development opportunities and advanced manufacturing assets enhance a region s capacity to create high quality sustainable jobs develop a skilled and diverse advanced manufacturing workforce increase exports encourage the development of small businesses and accelerate technological innovation The initiative is being funded by the U S Department of Commerce s Economic Development Administration the National Institute of Standards and Technology the U S Department of Energy the U S Department

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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    Board of Directors Finance Committee 2015 School Counselor of the Year Honored at White House CTE in Singapore Looking to the Future CTE Research Review A lot of new research and resources have been released over the past month Here s what you may have missed New Studies Georgetown s Center for Education and the Workforce has published two new reports of interest to the CTE community The first College Is Just the Beginning examines the world of post secondary education and training and found that roughly 1 1 trillion is spent annually Researchers split the sum between colleges and universities 417 billion and employers 177 billion in formal training 413 billion informal on the job training However that employer number comes with a caveat employers spend more because education providers may only have a student for a handful of years while an employer may have them for decades The study also found that federally funded job training is the smallest component ringing in at 18 billion The cost of training also varies widely among industries depending on the intensity of the training Manufacturing for example was found to be the most training intensive The center also released a new report called The Undereducated American which looks at the country s number of college going workers and claims that supply has failed to keep pace with growing demand since the 1980s resulting in widening income inequality Other studies of note Achieve s 9 th annual Closing the Expectations Gap report The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them from the William T Grant Foundaiton New Surveys and Forecasts A new public opinion poll from the Association of American Colleges and Universities found strikingly large gaps between employers and recent college graduates regarding career readiness While the survey found that employers continue to overwhelmingly endorse the need for broad learning and cross cutting employability skills they gave their recent hires very low marks on 17 learning outcomes related to being well prepared for careers Meanwhile recent graduates held a very different view of their preparedness with some of the largest gaps being critical thinking written communication and working with others Another survey of note CareerBuilder s 2015 Jobs Forecast New Data A new report from the Government Accountability Office takes aim at state data systems Despite the 640 million federal investment the results are state systems linking education and workforce data that are riddled with holes While the systems have had some success there are many challenges remaining and questions about sustainability when federal funding goes away Other data of note The National Center for Education Statistics has updated two data sets of interest Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education at the national and state level FY 2012 Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education School Districts FY 2012 Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags careerbuilder GAO Georgetown Job training longitudinal data systems survey This entry was posted on Thursday February 12th 2015 at

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11297 (2016-01-08)
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  • careerbuilder « NASDCTEc Blog
    Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged careerbuilder CTE Research Review Thursday February 12th 2015 A lot of new research and resources have been released over the past month Here s what you may have missed New Studies Georgetown s Center for Education and the Workforce has published two new reports of interest to the CTE community The first College Is Just the Beginning examines the world of post secondary education and training and found that roughly 1 1 trillion is spent annually Researchers split the sum between colleges and universities 417 billion and employers 177 billion in formal training 413 billion informal on the job training However that employer number comes with a caveat employers spend more because education providers may only have a student for a handful of years while an employer may have them for decades The study also found that federally funded job training is the smallest component ringing in at 18 billion The cost of training also varies widely among industries depending on the intensity of the training Manufacturing for example was found to be the most training intensive The center also released a new report called The Undereducated American which looks at the country s number of college going workers and claims that supply has failed to keep pace with growing demand since the 1980s resulting in widening income inequality Other studies of note Achieve s 9 th annual Closing the Expectations Gap report The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them from the William T Grant Foundaiton New Surveys and Forecasts A new public opinion poll from the Association of American Colleges and Universities found strikingly large gaps between employers and recent college graduates regarding career readiness While the survey found that employers continue to overwhelmingly endorse the need for broad learning and cross cutting employability skills they gave their recent hires very low marks on 17 learning outcomes related to being well prepared for careers Meanwhile recent graduates held a very different view of their preparedness with some of the largest gaps being critical thinking written communication and working with others Another survey of note CareerBuilder s 2015 Jobs Forecast New Data A new report from the Government Accountability Office takes aim at state data systems Despite the 640 million federal investment the results are state systems linking education and workforce data that are riddled with holes While the systems have had some success there are many challenges remaining and questions about sustainability when federal funding goes away Other data of note The National Center for Education Statistics has updated two data sets of interest Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education at the national and state level FY 2012 Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education School Districts FY 2012 Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags

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  • longitudinal data systems « NASDCTEc Blog
    remaining and questions about sustainability when federal funding goes away Other data of note The National Center for Education Statistics has updated two data sets of interest Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education at the national and state level FY 2012 Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education School Districts FY 2012 Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags careerbuilder GAO Georgetown Job training longitudinal data systems survey CTE Research Review Friday August 1st 2014 As terms such as data driven dominate discussions of student educational outcomes a new report shines a light on the challenges of data collection within the Career Technical Education CTE system Data collection is a key mandate of the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 as a means to hold state and local grantees accountable for achieving positive student outcomes but grantees often face difficulty meeting these requirements due to a variety of external factors The report titled Assessing the Education and Employment Outcomes of Career and Technical Education Students argues that additional guidance from the U S Department of Education and future legislation from Congress can help grantees generate valid reliable and comparable state data NASDCTEc s Executive Director Kimberly Green authored the paper with Steve Klein director of the Center for Career Adult Education and Workforce Development at RTI International and consultant Jay Pfeiffer The authors offer five recommendations for improving outcomes reporting Integrate CTE into state longitudinal data systems Promote state use of national data repositories Identify indicators of transition that promote federal policies Establish regulations governing placement and Provide states with reporting alternatives To learn more about data collection options the challenges CTE grantees face in obtaining reliable data and more be sure to check out the full report Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags longitudinal data systems Perkins Workforce Data Quality Initiative Grants Now Available Monday March 12th 2012 Department of Labor announced the availability of 12 million for Workforce Data Quality Initiative WDQI grants Grants will allow State Workforce Agencies to develop and use State workforce longitudinal administrative data systems which include information from programs that provide training employment services and unemployment insurance Eligible applicants are State Workforce Agencies that were not recipients of a round one WDQI grant The Department plans to award approximately twelve grants of up to 1 million each for a 36 month grant period The deadline to apply for a grant is April 19 2012 More information can be found here Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Public Policy Tags federal grants Job training longitudinal data systems unemployment insurance workforce Department Soliciting Comments on FERPA Regulations Monday May 2nd 2011 Last month U S Department of Education released proposed amendments to the regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA in a Federal Register notice The goal of the proposed changes is two fold to give states more flexibility in collecting data

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  • NASDCTEc Releases Publication on Area CTE Centers « NASDCTEc Blog
    Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee From the Ground Up Case Study Describes Creation of New Community College at CUNY Register Now for NASDCTEc Webinar on Career Academies An Investment in Students the Workforce and the Economy NASDCTEc Releases Publication on Area CTE Centers Career Technical Education CTE inherently emphasizes partnerships with employers and encourages input from business and industry on CTE curriculum and other collaborative opportunities so that students graduate with the knowledge and skills that employers demand But despite increased interest in CTE by students and businesses states and school districts are struggling to maintain or expand CTE programs due to limited federal state and local funding Given the current fiscal situation area CTE centers area an especially viable option for districts wanting to provide students with high quality CTE in a cost effective way Last week the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc released a new publication on this topic Area CTE Centers Conquering the Skills Gap through Business and Industry Collaboration The paper provides information on the history benefits and cost effectiveness of area CTE centers Several examples of best practices are highlighted including Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Ohio and Canadian Valley Technology Center in Oklahoma Read more A webinar recording on area CTE centers featuring leaders from the schools mentioned above is now available here Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags Job training skills gap This entry was posted on Monday April 29th 2013 at 12 07 pm and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources Publications Resources You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and

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